A major update to Blender, the open source 3D modelling software is out and it brings a veritable pale-load of improvements to the creative table.

Following up the colossal Blender 2.90 release back in the summer was never going to be easy but somehow the Blender team has managed it. Blender 2.91 is crammed full of tweaks, fine-tuning, new features, and thoughtful additions.

New features spotlighted by the project include the addition of collision support to the sculpt cloth brush and filter; new sculpting gestures designed to speed up workflows; support for custom curve bevels; and the ability to convert volume objects into mesh (and vice versa).

A new ‘property search’ feature channels the old Unity HUD. Press ctrl + f and start typing to instantly see a series of matching settings —even settings inside add-ons— returned, ready for you to select and action. Fuzzy search support makes this handy find-all feature even more useful as you can make typos and still find what you look for.

For a closer look at the terrific improvements present in this new release (and demoed by folks who know what they’re talking about) check out the Blender 2.91 video above; visit the 2.91 release landing page; or pore over detailed release notes.

Blender 2.91 is free, open source software available to download for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The latest versions can be had from the Blender download page.

You can install Blender 2.91 on many Linux distros using a snap package from the Snap Store or a Flatpak build from Flathub.

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